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JUNE 2013
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Pregnancy Exercise Tips

It used to be that pregnant women were encouraged to take it easy, do no heavy lifting and avoid exercise. While a select few who experience difficult pregnancies still have to heed this advice, modern medicine has found that exercise during pregnancy is not just OK, it's actually good for both mother and baby.

You may have exercised regularly before becoming pregnant, but even if you didn't, you can still reap the benefits of working out while you're expecting. Our doctors can advise you on pregnancy exercises or you can modify your existing routine. No matter what you do, the most important thing for you and your little one is to get moving.

There are a whole lot of upsides to working out while pregnant. The "Obstetrics/Gynecology Nutrition Handbook" tells an expectant mother that exercising will promote good muscle tone, improve cardiovascular strength and reduce fatigue. And who wouldn't opt for an easier delivery, if they could get one? You can do just that with regular exercise while pregnant because working out increases your stamina, in addition to the other physical benefits.

Exercise can keep you from gaining excessive weight during pregnancy and will prime your body to lose the weight after you've given birth, too, according to "The New Harvard Guide to Women's Health". And the Mayo Clinic says exercising can help guard against health conditions associated with pregnancy like gestational diabetes, pregnancy-induced high blood pressure and postpartum depression.

You may be able to find exercise classes specifically for expecting mothers, but many typical exercises can be used for a pregnancy workout. You should avoid movements that involve bouncing, jarring and jumping, but exercises like swimming, yoga, water aerobics, biking, walking or Pilates are all healthy forms of exercise that are safe to participate in while pregnant. You can even lift weights during your pregnancy; if that's a form of exercise you like to do. Medical News Today says that research done at the University of Georgia revealed that a low-to-moderate weight lifting program is safe as well as being good for pregnant women.

Warning Signs
Listening to your body during exercise is important for keeping your workout safe. While pregnant, your body is enduring a lot of changes and extra stress. When you work out, pay attention and watch for warning signs like shortness of breath -- to the point that you can't talk or regain control over your breathing -- dizziness, headache or chest or abdominal pain. KidsHealth.org also points out the dangers of pregnant women becoming overheated during exercise. Avoid working out on hot days and try to work out before 10 am or after 3 pm. Air-conditioning and plenty of water are a must, too.

Doctor Supervision
Our doctors will likely support your decision to exercise during your pregnancy, but it's vital that you consult them before you start and that you stay in touch with your doctor on the subject, especially if you experience even the smallest change or difficulty. They'll be the best one to advise you on types, frequency and intensity of exercise, and knowing what you're up to will give them a reference point for your condition during check-ups.

If you weren't physically active before your pregnancy but you want to improve your health and give your baby the best possible start in life by starting an exercise program, don't push yourself too far too soon. Start out slow. Take a walk around the block, for instance, and progress to a workout video made for pregnant women. Every little thing you do is a step in the right direction for your and your baby's health.
What should I do if I have a concern after the office is closed?
If you have a medical emergency or are in labor, you may call our office. This will direct you to our answering service who will then page the doctor on call. The doctor will return your call and advise you. If you do not receive a call back from the doctor in a timely fashion, please contact the answering service again.

For more answers, click here to visit our frequently asked questions page.
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1630 W. Central Road
Arlington Heights, Illinois 60005
(847) 394-3553

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Disclaimer: The information contained in this newsletter is for educational purposes only. It should not be used as a substitute for medical care and advice of your physician. The dispensing of this information should in no way be construed as establishing a doctor-patient relationship.